Monday, June 22, 2009

I'm Off to See "The Wiz"

Being small, if there’s a show I want to see, I have to reserve a seat right in front of the stage or I won’t be able to see anything except for someone’s haircut. Forget about a tall guy or a lady with a big hat blocking my view; I can barely see over the back of the seat! I’m afraid it’s the front row or nothing for me.

“The Wiz” is in town with a talented cast, which includes my good friend, Nigel, in the role of Toto. I mentioned my predicament to Nigel, and he said he had the exact same problem! Instead of having me lug a booster seat to the theater, he kindly invited me to attend a dress rehearsal. So I had the theater all to myself with an unobstructed view of the action and no wags making comments or incessantly clearing their throats. And it was a fantastic show! Thank you, Nigel!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summer Reading

We all have a stack of books at home we’ve been meaning to read. It sits in a corner, or by the bed, taunting us, a totem pole of intellectual lethargy. We’d love to sit and read all day long, but who has the time?

My stack was getting too big to be ignored, so a few days ago, I decided to do something about it. I grabbed the first volume off the top of the pile and dug in. I’m glad I did because it happened to be “Pretty Pet-Friendly” by my good friend Julia Szabo! I attended Julia’s book-release party about a month ago, but my busy schedule kept me from actually reading the book!

If you have a pet and 'nice things,' then you need this book. I’ve already started redecorating my digs according to Julia’s advice. The place is looking better, already.